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inside is a complete loss... but that doesn't mean they're stopping with their mission. piles of burnt backpacks and charred clothes... all that's left after months of work -- went up in flames. fire nats "you work so hard to help so many children around the valley and to come and in one second have it be gone." the people's autism foundation had collected hundreds of backpacks, school supplies, and clothes all as part of it's annual back to school drive. workers were in the middle of delivering the supplies to families of children with autism when the fire broke out. "all the hours that i put in at night, it was worth it to see those children faces light up, they come here, their parents can get the resources they need, and now its starting from square one" next door, workers another non-profit -- mondays dark -- rushed to make sure their building was safe. "firemen all over the place, water everywhere, the flames were i think 30 forty feet high" the organizations
as a community space to hold fundraisers for non-profits -- but now it's one of the many groups reaching out and hoping to help the people's autism foundation recover. "we've already started collecting school supplies and things that they lost in this fire...the space is going to be an amazing community center and we're obviously going to partner with them immediately to help them get back on their feet" "im so thankful for all the community - everything that they do for us. we try so hard to partner with them, and now they're helping us" ...and helping the charity continue it's misison. "s on monday for these kids. i cant just be like oh well our foundation burned down no backpacks, school still starting so we're going to stay positive...we're going to keep our faith and keep helping as many children as we can, as many families as we can." donations here at mondays dark tomorrow during business hours. directors at the people's autism foundation say the best way to directly help them in time for the start of school is
donations. you can do that on their website -- and you can find a link there in this story on fox5 vegas dot com. soc investigators are still trying to figure out what sparked the fire, but say it started in the back of the building near an office. firefighters rescued about 30 animals who were staying at a pet motel that is adjacent to the warehouse. one of them which was a pet motel. there was quite a few dogs in the structure the owners were on vacation ... so we had to send crews in there . " this was at the "luxe pet hotel". firefighters say no animals were hurt. but they were concerned a wall could fall on the building, so they took all of the animals out to
a woman was found dead last month, near the special events beach at lake mead. today, police released a video showing a person of interest they want to talk to. this is a picture of the victim... 61- year-old kathleen ploutz. metro says her body had signs of trauma. but they're still trying to figure out who killed her.... and their motive. take a look at this video... metro says this man was seen with ploutz the night before her body was found. he was seen at her home near sierra vista and paradise, and he was driving an s- u-v. ploutz is also seen in this video. if you have any information about kathleen ploutz' death, or this man metro is looking for, call crime stoppers at 702- 385-55-55. a bicyclist is in critical condition after a suspected drunk driver crashed into him. the crashed happened this morning just before eight, near harmon and arville. police say the victim is a man in his early fifties. he was traveling in the right hand lane when he was hit by a speeding chevy malibu.
thrown into the front window of the car. the malibu sped off but a witness followed the driver and stayed with him until police arrived. "once officers arrived, thanks to that witness that led us to where he was. he failed field sobriety tests at the scene so he's been taken down to the jail for some further testing as to his sobriety so if he's intoxicated he faces felony dui charges and obviously felony hit and run charges." the victim was trauma in critical condition. police haven't said what charges the driver will face. boulder highway is one of the most dangerous roads in southern nevada. c-c-s-d police launched "operation pencil: to get drivers to watch out before school starts. "unfortunately people aren't paying attention. if they can't see a yellow pencil walking through the crosswalk then there's a real problem with that... already today we've written over 40 tickets in just a little more than an
an officer dressed up as a pencil... was out crossing the street - hoping to attract the attention of drivers. however 133 citations were handed out by the end of the day. a lot of those tickets went to distracted drivers. police say put away the phones... slow down and watch the road. toss to weather toss to weather still on the hazy side with a few passing clouds over the las vegas valley thursday evening. winds will relax later tonight with overnight low temperatures in the upper 70s. after triple digit temperatures the past couple days, we're going into the weekend with highs in the 90s. some more moisture will be around friday and saturday, so we will have the
afternoon and evening thunderstorms around southern nevada both days. the best chance will be east of the valley and over our local mountains. sunday will stay dry with high temperatures pushing 100 degrees again. skies will be mostly sunny on the first day of school for ccsd students. the forecast high temperature is 103 degrees. the national parks service turned 100 years old today and people across the country are celebrating by visiting one of hundreds of designated parks. fox5's abby theodros spent
live from lake mead with more guys i have to say this isnt a bad place to spend the work day. i want to step out of the frame so you can get a look at this gorgeous view weve been working with. lake mead is one of more than 400 designated parks across the country celebrating the services centennial lake mead got this designation in 1964. since then - they added some bells and whistles including scuba diving at the lake. we spoke with a park ranger whos worked at lake mead for 8 years - he says more people need to take advantage of the park and the amenities they offer " it is just a great opportunity for people to find their park to discover whatever types of recreational experiences they want to enjoy and take full advantage of what this national park has to offer "
a look inside lake meads centennial celebration and learn more about some of the changes through th yrs anniversary, you can get into any national park for free through sunday. a potential home for the raiders is now narrowed down to two choices. and officials are running out of time to make a decision. we'll tell you what is still needed to make this stadium happen... and the role tourists could play in it being built. we've told you about possible names for our new hockey team... most involving hawks. now hear a new addition to the
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fox5 was there while city leaders met once again to discuss the proposed n-f-l stadium in las vegas, a potential site to house the raiders. fox5's christine maddela walks us through the biggest developments. she's live in the newsroom... today we found out the proposed site locations are narrowed down to two: course, and the site on russell road and tropicana. but... the biggest obstacle in the way? time. " we're running out of time, there's a lot of people in this project, we're spending a lot of money, we need to know if we have the support. if we don't, we made our best effort, we're glad we did it, we've come a long way. robert goldstein, dir., president and chief operating officer at las vegas sands corp. time is not on our side right now, we're running against a time frame the raiders keep bringing up " steve sisolak the committee overseeing the stadium has to come up with a
to submit to the state legislature. that didn't happen today, so they expect to finalize a recommendation at their next meeting in september. then the legislature has to go into a special session to decide how much tax revenue will go toward the project. the sands corporation isn't budging- they say they need 750 million in public funds. it's an expensive proposition, we hope it gets done, we need support from the committee and the state, we remain committed to our position, we're committed. this is a game changing project for this city and this state, so we're hoping it gets done robert goldstein, dir., president and chief operating officer at las vegas sands corp. 20 cent impact on a room, we think that is going to be compelling to taxpayers bc they're not going to be paying for the stadium, it's going to be paid by tourists, we think that increase in the room tax will be suitable"andy abboud, sand corporation the sands corporation, owned by the adelson family
million dollar approval from the state, or they pull out of the deal. if progress isn't made by the end of the year the project will be in jeopardy. the advisory committee is just a "recommending body". the state legislature has the final say on the issue. the sands corporation needs the green light from the state to prepare a presentation to the n-f-l and the raiders in time for them to make a decision as well. time is ticking. the raiders took another step into calling las vegas home. according to forbes... the raiders filed trademark applications with the u-s patent and trademark office, for the mark "las vegas raiders." these filings will cover a variety of
competitions, and souvineers. the trademark filing doesn't mean the move is official. the san diego chargers applied for the mark "l-a chargers"... but they are still in san diego. our new hockey team might not have a bird as a mascot. team owner bill foley confirmed the "nighthawks", the "red hawks" and "the desert hawks" were registered by the team. but according to "detroit hockey- dot-net"... three more domains were privately registered, and they contained the name "las vegas desert knights." the team has not confirmed any name. but you may remember foley had openly expressed interest in the name "black knights" but he said it didn't work out because of trademark issues. now fox5 weather 24/7, with sam argier still on the hazy side with a few passing clouds over the las vegas valley thursday evening. winds will relax later tonight with overnight low temperatures in the
past couple days, we're going into the weekend with highs in the 90s. some more moisture will be around friday and saturday, so we will have the chance of some afternoon and evening thunderstorms around southern nevada both days. the best chance will be east of the valley and over our local mountains. sunday will stay dry with high temperatures pushing 100 degrees again. skies will be mostly sunny on the first day of school for ccsd students. the forecast high temperature is 103 degrees. still on the hazy side with a few passing clouds over the las vegas valley thursday evening.
overnight low temperatures in the upper 70s. after triple digit temperatures the past couple days, we're going into the weekend with highs in the 90s. some more moisture will be around friday and saturday, so we will have the chance of some afternoon and evening thunderstorms around southern nevada both days. the best chance will be east of the valley and over our local mountains. sunday will stay dry with high temperature pushing 100 degrees again. skies will be mostly sunny on the first day of school for ccsd students. the forecast high temperature is 103 degrees. closed captioning will resume shortly
well, so they wanted to thank movie-goers. you can catch ghostbusters, angry birds, c-i-a, or tarzan. the west wind theater is on carey and rancho. movies start at dusk. we've watched the saga of britney spears unfold for nearly 20 years. and now... we will be able to watch her story in two hours. details on a movie coming out about the pop princess... and why she is not onboard with it. and this is a yardsale you won't want to miss. when las vegas headliner penn jillette is inviting locals t find some
the movie is expected to premiere sometime in 2017. but it appears spears doesn't want anything to do with this movie. her rep released this statement, saying "britney spears will not be contributing in any way, shape, or form to the lifetime biopic, nor does it have her blessing. by the way, britney spears' ninth studio album "glory" will be released tomorrow. she will also perform at the 2016 mtv video music awards on sunday. this is a great weekend to check out a las vegas performer penn jillette is holding a big event at his former home... and he's inviting the community to check it out. this garage sale is at jillette's former home, "the slammer". it's on wigwam near buffalo. the jillette family is unloading furniture, kitchen appliances, a peppermill replica booth, and what they call, "wacky knick knacks." the sale is saturday from 8 a-m to 12 p-m. coming up on more access at 6:30... more's sean mcallister takes a
the other unique findings at this garage sale. one couple's story shows why it's important to read the fine print before buying a home. they found out their new neighborhood was several decades behind the times when it comes to equality. " they're just really kinda awful and racist and terrible." " what they are doing now... to change a well- hidden clause that should stay in the past. some joy in the middle of destruction in italy. see the moments crews discovered a young survivor, and pulled her to safety. and it didn't take long for a drug company to back down... after dramatically increasing the price of a life- saving shot for allergy sufferers. what they are doing, to try and
cyndi lundeberg. and weather 24/7 with chief meteoroligist ted pretty. this is fox5 news at 4. local las vegas. time is running out to rescue people trapped in the rubble, after the earthquake in italy. there was a moment of major relief for one group of rescuers... when they found a 10- year-old girl just in time. "rescuers pull little girl from rubble, people can be heard yelling "julia" " rescue crews and bystanders are struggling with rough terrain and limited access in these small mountain towns. the six-point-two magnitude quake left several of these towns in
their lives. there was a outcry among allergy sufferers... after the price of the life-saving "epi- pen" skyrocketed. but now, the drug maker behind the shot says it will make it more affordable. the "epi-pen" is used to quickly treat a severe allergic reaction. drug company "mylan" raised the price of a standard two- pack of epi-pens from 100 dollars to 600 dollars. now, mylan says it will provide instant saving cards worth 300 dollars to patients who face high out-of- pocket costs. the drug maker will also expand the group of patients eligible for financial assistance. some of the victims who survived the orlando nightclub shooting can continue their recovery... without worrying about hospital bills. officials at the orlando regional medical center say they will not bill survivors for medical services. this is where most of the victims were taken after the massacre at pulse nightclub back in june. the hospital believes the total un-reimbursed costs it could incur exceed five million dollars.
the city or fundraisers for victims. florida hospital also says it will not bill any of the survivors for its services. a new report shows something travelers have long suspected. airlines themselves are the cause of many flight delays. a bloomberg study points the finger at airlines. it says mechanial issues and crew scheduling are the leading causes of flight delays in the u-s. but there is some good news. the report also showed delays have dropped to historic low levels in recent months. there are air traffic technology and responses to bad weather. a california couple read the fine print carefully when they bought their new home... and discovered their neighborhood agreement had a disturbing clause... "whites only". "karma dickerson" shows us what they are doing... to make a change. the fosters family had barely closed the sale on their new home, when they were blown away by an old law. (liese foster/resident ) "i'm like, you got be kidding me. that's ridiculous." their move from folsom to el dorado
as far the neighborhood agreement they'd just signed, they might as well have been worlds or maybe i should say decades away. (liese foster/resident) "they're just really kinda awful and racist and terrible." a few people we spoke with used similar words to describe clause 13 of the lake hills c- c-and-r. it's similar to a homeowner's association agreement and leaves no room for misunderstanding. "no person except those of the white caucasian race shall use, occupy or reside upon any residential lot or plot in this subdivision, except when employed in the household of a white caucasian tenant or owner." (liese foster/resident) "...and you have to sign off that you agree to these things." some longtime lakeside residents were aware of that rule, but didn't pay it any mind since there are non- whites in the neighborhood and there doesn't seem to be any effort to actually enforce the law, but the fosters say that's not the point. (liese foster/resident) "everyone knows that you can't enforce things like that. it still sends a message." ...so theyre are sending one right back. (cameron foster/resident) "that's not the
taking their outrage to community networking site nextdoor-dot-com, theyre raising awareness among neighbors -- some of whom, like new resident dwight dennis, didn't realize what they'd signed when they moved in. (dwight holkko/neighbor) "it should be reversed just to get it off the record... what their motivation is." the motivation for the whites only policy, according to the cc&r, is that letting non-whites in would lower the property value of the community. these rules have been on the books since 1961, and the person in charge of enforcing it says he had no idea. (brent dennis/el dorado hills community services district) "thats really quite embarrassing." been with el dorado hills community services district, which handles rule enforcement for over 30 communities, for four years. he says he cant explain why the rule was put in place, but he says it's definitely not enforced, violates federal law, and he guarantees his staff will correct the problem promptly. (brent dennis/el dorado hills community services district) "have our staff start to glean over those and just make sure there aren't any other over those and just make sure there aren't any other examples like that
a petition is going around at lakeside estates to get the rule changed. there was a brief effort two decades ago to remove the language... but nothing changed. in more local news.... it's almost time for kids to say goodbye to summer. so wet-n-wild is giving them one last big party, before they head back to school. it's "high school neon night" tonight! teens can check out an inflatable obstacle course, a foam pit, and free drinks. d-j's will play top hits and there will be give-a-ways. wet-and-wild "mothers agains drunk driving" to make sure this is a safe event for everyone. tickets are 20 bucks, and the party starts at seven. teens will need their high school i-d to get in. being a wedding guest is expensive enough with all the travel and hotel costs. and that's before you add in the gift! we'll look at what you can do to keep a few dollars in your wallet, as you toast the happy couple. you're watching
the second quarter. the luxury jeweler is blaming tourists' drop in spending. there are also concerns tiffany isn't staying relevant to millenials. fall is full of weddings... and for guests... those beautiful ceremonies come at a high cost. according to two national surveys... the average cost of a wedding gift is about 200 bucks... depending on how close you are to the happy couple. mary maloney shows us ways you can save a few dollars and still be apart of tying the knot. before walking down the aisle -- brides must consider a couple of things. of course you need the perfect shoes -- as demonstrated by disney's cinderella. (nats) plan a beautiful ceremony -- hopefully not the kind the princess bride showed us. (nats) "marriage is what brings us together today." and who can forget the father daughter dance from the
(nats) requirements for the guests aren't as set in stone. once you get that big invite -- plan to spend some money. according to a retail-me-not and kelton global survey -- 41 percent of invited guests give a gift. regardless if they go to the wedding or not. if it is an immediate family member --those polled say they will spend more -- on average 195 dollars. for a friend -- the budget is on average 89 dollars. and if it is a coworker getting married -- those surveyed say they'll spend a little less -- about 63 dollars. (sara skirboll/shopping and trends expert, retailmenot.com): "the times are definitely changing when it comes to gift giving. and while yes, the couple definitely puts together a registry for a reason, there are a lot of couples who really would prefer cash." to save you some cash -- share a hotel room. or split the cost of a bigger gift with a couple of people. that way -- you can enjoy the wedding -- without emptying your wallet. for consumer watch, i'm mary moloney.
summer is winding down... and that's a good thing for football fans! and fox5's mike doria had quite the adventure... scouting out fantasy football parties fans will want to check out. "good afternoon i'm mike doria. at pbr rock bar and grill. the mechanical bulls here are for when you are in between making your draft pics in fantasy football. we'll have the story coming up your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is
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fox5 news coming up at 5 o'clock. christine maddela join newsroom with the top stories we're following for you... two years ago today - an instructor was killed at a gun range he was accidentally shot by a young girl with an uzi. now... his family is taking legal action. and... what the son of las vegas's mayor pro tem told police... after officers arrested and charged him with armed robbery. should phrases like "illegal alien"... "crazy"... "lame"...and even "politically correct" be off
why some university groups are warning against the use of so-called "micro- agressions" on campus. fantasy football is back! and this means big money for several local businesses. mike doria braves the mechanical bull... and shows us the specials you'll want to check out. closed captioning will resume closed captioning will resume
toss to weather still on the hazy side with a few passing clouds over the las vegas valley thursday evening. winds will relax later tonight with overnight low temperatures in the upper 70s. after triple digit temperatures the past couple days, we're going into the weekend with highs in the 90s. some more moisture will be around friday and saturday, so we will have the chance of some afternoon and evening thunderstorms around southern nevada both days. the best chance will be east of the valley and over our local mountains. sunday
high temperatures pushing 100 degrees again. skies will be mostly sunny on the first day of school for ccsd students. the forecast high temperature is 103 degrees. still on the hazy side with a few passing clouds over the las vegas valley thursday evening. winds will relax later tonight with overnight low temperatures in the upper 70s. after triple digit temperatures the past couple days, we're going into the weekend with highs in the 90s. some more moisture will be around friday and saturday, so we will have the chance of some afternoon and evening thunderstorms around southern nevada both days. the best chance will be east of the valley and over our local mountains. sunday will stay dry with high temperatures pushing 100 degrees again. skies will be mostly sunny on the first day of school for ccsd students. the forecast high temperature is 103 degrees.
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what needs to be done first... before the dream becomes a reality. and... the nation celebrates 100 years of national parks. what it means for nevadans... and the preservation of our state's natural beauty. this is fox5 news at 5. local. las vegas a warehouse full of school supplies for children in need went up in flames early this morning i'm john huck. i'm christine maddela. a foundation had been collecting the supplies for months - and planned to give them to famili with autistic children... but the fire destroyed the building and everything inside. fox5s eric hilt is live at that warehouse - just off the strip. so eric - what's next for the charity? you can see there's still ashes and pieces of the warehouse here in the street after this fire that ripped through this warehouse -- sending months of
"the flames were i think 30 forty feet high" as flames ripped through this las vegas warehouse... nichol zomara felt numb. "you work so hard to help so many children around the valley and to come and in one second have it be gone." inside the warehouse -- hundreds of donated backpacks, inside the warehouse -- hundreds of donated backpacks, clothes and school supplies... they were ready to be given to families of autistic children... now its all destroyed. "tablets, gift cards, backpacks, donated is now just ashes." people's autism foundation owned the building and had collected the supplies as part of its annual school supplies drive, what they say is a huge help for families with autistic children. "there's so many different things that the parents need to do anbd its pricey, and they struggle" so today people and groups from all over the valley have reached out -- looking to help... including